Toyota unveiled the all-new 2014 4Runner this weekend and promised that in its fifth-generation the new SUV will continue the tradition as one of the few fully capable mid-sized SUVs. As expected, the 2014 4Runner will be available in three grades – the well-equipped SR5, top of the line Limited and the Trail grade.
Moreover, the 4Runner will have a choice of a rear wheel 4x2, part-time 4x4 or a full-time multi-mode 4x4 with a locking center differential. All 4Runner models will come as standard with a 4.0-liter V6 engine delivering 270 hp and 278 lb.-ft. of torque capable to achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for 4x2 models and 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for 4x4.
Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds and all vehicles feature an integrated tow-hitch receiver and wiring harness as standard equipment. As we said, the 2014 4Runner will be available in three grades: SR5, Trail and Limited. The SRS5 and Trail grades will feature a color-keyed grille insert and front bumper surrounded by fog lamps set in sharply cut inlays that extend from the headlamps down to the bumper.
The Trail grade will feature new color-keyed bumpers and overfenders as well as an aggressive hood scoop and silver painted front and rear bumper accents. All grades are now standard with a roof rack. The premium Limited grade will offer a chrome-plated grille insert and chrome front bumper that extends to the fog-lamps bezels. Moreover, the side molding, roof rack and rear bumper are also chrome trimmed.
The headlamps changed from halogen to projector beam. Furthermore, both the headlamps and redesigned rear combination lamps on all 4Runner grades now featuring LED lamps. The SR5 and Trail grades come as standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the Limited continues to use the 20-inch alloy wheels painted in black. The 2014 4Runner will be available in eight exterior colors that include new additions: Super White; Attitude Black Metallic; Barcelona Red Metallic; and Nautical Blue Metallic.
They will join carryover colors that include: Blizzard Pearl; Classic Silver Metallic; Magnetic Gray Metallic; and Black. Just like the exterior, the interior was also updated and the 4Runner offers standard Soft Touch door trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather shift knob provide a premium feel and atmosphere. The SR5 and Trail grade come standard with comfortable fabric-trimmed seating available in Sand Beige, Graphite or Black.
Available SofTex seats offer a soft, rich feel. New for 2014, the SR5 adds a standard eight-way power driver seat. The Limited comes standard with a leather-trimmed interior with new ventilated driver and front passenger seats in Sand Beige, Black and a new Redwood color. Front seats are also heated with eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support and four-way power-adjustable passenger seat. Both front seats are now standard with memory settings.